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Could The Spice Girls Be Set To Headline Glastonbury 2019?


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The Spice Girls reunion next summer is gathering serious pace, with new reports that the band could headline 2019’s Glastonbury Festival.

The reunited group – minus Victoria Beckham – could be set to bring girl power to Worthy Farm in June next year to take one of the two remaining headline slots, after grime megastar Stormzy was confirmed at the top of Friday night’s bill last month.

The Sun reported comments made by Mel B, who said that headlining Glastonbury had “been talked about” with organisers Emily and Michael Eavis.

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Emily Eavis Announces Plastic Bottle Ban From Glastonbury Festival In 2019


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Glastonbury Festival is conspicuous by its absence from the calendar of the British summer of 2018. However, its organiser Emily Eavis revealed that a significant plan is afoot for when the prestigious festival returns next year, announcing that the use of plastic bottles will be outlawed.

Attending the NME Awards in London on Tuesday night (February 14th), where Glasto won the Best Festival Award, Eavis told The Mirror: “Our big mission for next year is banning plastic bottles. We’re in the middle of it at the moment.”

Despite requests to leave the campsite as clean as possible, approximately one million plastic bottles are used and abandoned at the festival site during its five-day run when it is held. Over half of the waste left over at the site is recycled each festival, adding up to 85 tonnes of cans and plastic in 2014 alone.

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Five Sets From Glastonbury Festival Well Worth Re-Watching


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There aren't many weekends of the year that most of the country pray for rain, all except the fortuitous 250,000 people that descend on a farm in Glastonbury as most of the country sit at home and watch with what the twitter hashtag describes as #glastoenvy. There are of course some benefits to being an armchair viewer of Glastonbury Festival. The beer is always cold, the toilets are always clean and set clashes are not a concern. 

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So as the likes of David Beckham, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, Bradley Cooper and Jeremy Corbyn all hit Worthy Farm for the weekend, these were the five best sets of Glastonbury 2017 that are well worth re-watching from the comfort of home - accompanied by a great sound system. 

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Glastonbury 2017: Foo Fighters, Johnny Depp And The Killers Among The Highlights


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Another Glastonbury extravaganza has come and gone, and this time we won't see the UK's most renowned music event again for two years. It was certainly a week to remember, however, with top sets from headliners Foo Fighters, Radiohead and Ed Sheeran and so much other fun going on.

Foo Fighters headline the Pyramid Stage on SaturdayFoo Fighters headline the Pyramid Stage on Saturday

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The Very Best Set Numbers From Glastonbury Headliner Ed Sheeran


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Ed Sheeran headlined the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival this weekend and you'd be hard-pushed to find a more rocking acoustic set anywhere. To a 200,000 strong crowd, he played a mixture of his biggest hits as well as the lesser known numbers from the likes of 'Divide' and 'X'. 

Ed Sheeran performing back in 2015Ed Sheeran performing back in 2015

It was the perfect way to end the last Glastonbury for two years, with the festival expected to return to Worthy Farm bigger and better than ever before in 2019.

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Johnny Depp Talks About Donald Trump Assassination At Glastonbury


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Johnny Depp seemed to threaten the American president Donald Trump with assassination during a brief appearance at Glastonbury Festival.

The 54 year old actor appeared in person to introduce a screening of his 2004 film The Libertine on Thursday (June 22nd), and asked the assembled crowd: “Can you bring Trump here?”

When the people booed him in response, Depp told them: “You misunderstand completely. When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?”

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Katy Perry And Biffy Clyro Among First Tranche Of Acts Confirmed For Glastonbury 2017


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Glastonbury Festival has announced the first tranche of artists to be playing at Worthy Farm this year, confirming 83 acts in addition to the three main headliners of Ed Sheeran, Radiohead and Foo Fighters.

Among the dozens of confirmed acts announced on Thursday (March 30th) are some surprisingly massive names, not least in the shape of pop royalty Katy Perry and Scottish rock titans Biffy Clyro who could expect to headline virtually any other festival in the world.

A large number of music veterans and heroes of yesteryear are also scheduled to make appearances. Former Bee Gee Barry Gibb is set to take the traditional Sunday afternoon ‘legend’ slot, filled by Madness, Lionel Richie and Dolly Parton in the previous three editions of Glastonbury.

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The 1975 Speak To Their Generation At Glastonbury After Brexit


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The 1975 frontman Matt Healy took time out of the band’s Glastonbury set on Saturday (June 25) to speak about his thoughts on the EU referendum result. Dressed in a white flared suit, the singer said he felt the older generation had voted for something that his generation didn't want, causing cheers from the crowd at Worthy Farm.

Matt Healy The 1975The 1975’s Matt Healy.

“This song is about compassion, and loving people, and I feel like as a young person I’ve got a responsibility to say something. What do I know – I don’t f****** know anything, I’m a popstar in a suit,” he said introducing ‘Loving Someone’.

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Poppy Delevingne holding hands with her husband James Cook backstage at the 2016 Glastonbury Festival. Celebrity Sightings at Glastonbury Festival Worthy Farm - Friday 24th June 2016

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In these general Atmosphere shots, workers and volunteers are seen trying to set up Glastonbury Festival as quickly as possible after a delayed start due to flooding. At Worthy Farm, Glastonbury, United Kingdom - Friday 24th June 2016

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Professor Green was one of the many celebrities seen wandering around backstage on the first day of Glastonbury Festival 2016 - Somerset, United Kingdom - Friday 24th June 2016

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Blur frontman Damon Albarn played a standout set at Glastonbury Festival with The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians. Worthy Farm, Pilton Friday 24th June 2016

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Damon Albarn and The Orchestra Of Syrian Musicians
Damon Albarn and The Orchestra Of Syrian Musicians
Damon Albarn and The Orchestra Of Syrian Musicians

Glastonbury 2016 To Have First Women Only Venue The Sisterhood


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This year’s Glastonbury will feature a venue open to women only for the first time in the festival’s history. Named The Sisterhood, the space will be hidden in the festival’s Shangri-La area and is described as an "intersectional, queer, trans and disability-inclusive space open to all people who identify as women".


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Coldplay Announce Release Date Of 'A Head Full Of Dreams'


Coldplay Chris Martin Nick Grimshaw Glastonbury Festival

Coldplay have revealed the release date of their seventh, and possibly final, studio album, and it’ll be out before the end of 2015.

The band’s lead singer Chris Martin appeared on Nick Grimshaw’s BBC Radio 1 breakfast show on Friday (November 6th) to announce that A Head Full of Dreams will be out on December 4th. Grimshaw also premiered the album’s first single, a summery track entitled ‘Adventure of a Lifetime’.

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Glastonbury 2016 Tickets Sell Out In Just 30 Minutes


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Tickets for next year's Glastonbury Festival have sold out in just 30 minutes. The 118,200 standard tickets went on sale at 9am on Sunday morning (October 4th), at a price of £228 plus £5 booking fee, with eager fans rushing to snap them up in just half an hour.

ColdplayColdplay are among the favourites to headline Glastonbury 2016.

A spokesperson for the festival told the BBC, "We have, once again, been staggered by the sheer number of people from around the world who hoped to come to the festival, with demand significantly outstripping supply."

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Kanye West’s VMA 2015 Speech & Four Other Of His Most Bizarre Speeches


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In case you missed it, earlier this week, Kanye West announced he plans to run for President of the United States in 2020. This isn’t the first time West has shocked audiences with his outlandish claims so, in celebration of West’s oratory, we’ve compiled a short list of his most wonderfully bizarre speeches to date.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye WestKim Kardashian and Kanye West at the VMAs in Los Angeles on 30th August.

Read More: Kanye West Will Perform 808s & Heartbreak Album In Full During L.A. Show.

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The Who Reveal They Replaced Prince At Glastonbury As They Claim Headlining Set Was 'Sabotaged'


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A blog post on the official website of legendary rockers The Who has claimed the band’s Glastonbury set was ‘sabotaged’ and that they were drafted in to headline the festival as a last minute replacement for Prince. The entry is thought to have been written by a member of the band’s road crew who worked behind the scenes during the band’s headling set.

The WhoThe Who have claimed their Glastonbury set was ‘sabotaged’.

Giving a full account of the band’s Glastonbury performance, the writer reveals that the headliners were actually a ‘last-months addition to the show, replacing Prince who decided not to come this year’. The band closed out the festival on the Sunday evening, following sets from Patti Smith, Paul Weller and Lionel Ritchie.

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Festival-Goers Burn A Huge Amount Of Calories By Dancing And Walking


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Music festivals: weekends of massive over-indulgence that take a serious toll on your body, most of us believe. Wrongly, as it transpires, as a new study indicates that the average festival attendee ends up burning off a huge number of calories every day through dancing and walking between stages.

According to the NME, a tech company called Withings has published a study claiming that music fans at festivals burn off as much as 9,000 calories over a three-day event, walking over 15 miles in the process. Not sure that quite offsets the effect of treating your body like a dustbin at the same time, but it’s interesting news nonetheless.

GlastonburyFestival-goers burn an average of 9,000 calories over a three day event, says a new study

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Lily Allen Required Medical Attention After Collapsing At Glastonbury


Lily Allen Glastonbury Festival

Lily Allen was reportedly treated by paramedics at Glastonbury after partying a bit too hard over the weekend. The 30 year pop star, who is a regular attendee at the annual music spectacular, received medical attention after collapsing backstage on the Saturday night (June 27th).

According to a report in The Sun on Sunday (July 5th), Lily was with her husband Sam Cooper and a number of friends in the VIP area when she passed out having sat down on the grass to take a breather. Witnesses told the paper that she was “out of it” for about 45 minutes, as concerned friends took her to a nearby car and called paramedics, who after supplying her with oxygen decided that she needed no further attention.

Lily AllenLily Allen was up on her feet for the Wireless Festival in London this weekend

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Kim Kardashian On Her Sex Tape, Caitlyn Jenner’s Secret & Briefly Living With O.J. Simpson


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Kim Kardashian has revealed some pretty juicy details about her life, including discovering Caitlyn Jenner’s secret, her father’s relationship with O.J. Simpson and how Paris Hilton responded when Kardashian’s sex tape was leaked. Kardashian discussed these aspects of her life during an interview for the cover of next month’s Rolling Stone magazine. They’ve released a few excerpts of the interview before the issue is released on Friday (3rd July).

Kim KardashianKim Kardashian revealed some interesting details about her life in a recent interview with Rolling Stone.

Read More: On Cellulite, Selfies And The Objectification Of Women: What We Learnt From Kim Kardashian's Commonwealth Club Of California Talk.

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Lionel Richie On Course For Number One Album After Glastonbury Show


Lionel Richie Glastonbury Festival

Soul legend Lionel Richie could be headed back to the top of the charts, with the news that one of his compilation albums has received a massive sales boost on the back of his Glastonbury performance at the weekend.

The 66 year old singer played the Pyramid Stage on Sunday afternoon, in front of what was later confirmed as the biggest crowd of the entire festival. His hit-packed show was also televised on the BBC, making for probably the most well-received set of the entire weekend.

It transpires that the public has been snapping up his 2003 The Definitive Collection in their droves, with the compilation in the top spot in the midweek charts announced on Wednesday (July 1st). It’s a jump of 103 places!

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Rio Ferdinand - Glastonbury Festival 2015 - Celebrity Sightings at Glastonbury Festival - Glastonbury, United Kingdom - Thursday 25th June 2015

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Glastonbury Reveller Criticised For Trying To Shame Kim Kardashian With Sex Tape Flag During Kanye West's Set


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A Glastonbury audience member has been criticised online for flying a flag showing a still from Kim Kardashian’s sex tape during Kanye West’s headlining set. Kardashian, who is four months pregnant, attended her husband’s Pyramid Stage set at the British festival on Saturday night and later called it the ‘craziest show ever’ on twitter.

Kim KardashianKim Kardashian appear on the flag of one audience member at Glastonbury on Saturday.

The flag showed a still from the tape, which featured Kardashian and her former partner Ray-J and was leaked without the reality star’s consent in 2007. The flag also had the words “Get Down, Girl, Get Head Get Down,” written across it.

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Could Glastonbury Be Moving To London?


Glastonbury Festival Michael Eavis

Could the Glastonbury Festival one day be moving to London? An idea to temporarily relocate the legendary festival has been floated by Labour MP Gareth Thomas, who has suggested that the British capital would host it for one year in 2023 if London won the bid for European Capital of Culture.

Thomas, the MP for Harrow West, is campaigning to be selected as the party’s mayoral candidate. He suggested that Epping Forest or Hackney Marshes could be considered as one-off site for the festival, according to a report by The Independent.

He would push for a special edition of Glastonbury as part of a series of “pop-up” arts and culture events throughout London, even the outskirts, during 2023, if he were elected as Mayor.

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Pete Townshend and The Who - Glastonbury Festival 2015 - Day 5 - Performances at Glastonbury Festival - Glastonbury, United Kingdom - Sunday 28th June 2015

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Mixed Reviews, Lots Of Lights And A Stage Invader! It's Kanye West At Glastonbury


Kanye West Glastonbury Festival

Last night US rapper Kanye West headlined Glastonbury, Britain’s most iconic music festival, in a decision which was controversial even by standards set in recent years (remember all those Metallica nay sayers?). But now that it’s all over, just what did the Glastonbury audience make of Yezzus on the Pyramid stage?

Kanye WestKanye West on Glastonbury’s Pyramid stage on Saturday.

With a stage set which featured nothing more than a ceiling made up of a few hundred lightbulbs, Kanye West took on Glastonbury solo, opening up with the very appropriate ‘Stronger’. But it wasn’t long until some drama went down, as midway through the third song Kanye fell victim to a stage invader, later identified as comedian Lee Nelson.

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Will Young - Glastonbury Festival 2015 - Day 5 at Glastonbury Festival - Somerset, United Kingdom - Sunday 28th June 2015

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Angel Haze - Glastonbury Festival 2014 - Performances - Day 3 - Glastonbury, United Kingdom - Saturday 28th June 2014

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Atmosphere - The sun sets on the eve of the Glastonbury Festival - Glastonbury, United Kingdom - Tuesday 24th June 2014

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Jake Bugg and Trainers - This year Small Steps were the smallest charity at the Glastonbury Festival, but it still managed to get shoes from celebrities in attendance such as Rita Ora, Professor Green, Kate Nash, Kenny Rogers, B. Traits and Seasick Steve, with more still to come from acts including Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood, Charlie Watts, Example, Iggy Azalea and Jake Bugg. - United Kingdom - Thursday 1st August 2013

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